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Old 03-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #4081
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So I took the LRP on the freeway today and it wobbles a little. Is it the wind or the knobby tire?
Could be the tire but I actually was surprised how smooth the stock tire was on the street. I would lean more to the wind affecting a strait up sitting rider with two big mirrors sticking up high. How much riding experience do you have?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #4082
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Could be the tire but I actually was surprised how smooth the stock tire was on the street. I would lean more to the wind affecting a strait up sitting rider with two big mirrors sticking up high. How much riding experience do you have?
I have about a year of experience but nothing on the freeway just street. I don't have the stock mirrors. I have the high way dirt bike mirrors and hand guards. I will try again and see what happens.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #4083
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I have about a year of experience but nothing on the freeway just street. I don't have the stock mirrors. I have the high way dirt bike mirrors and hand guards. I will try again and see what happens.
I kind of had an ah ha moment after I had some mileage on my Duc. The faster you go the more stable the bike will be but the more sensitive it is even to the slightest input. If you get a little wiggle let it wiggle. Trying to make corrections makes it worse most of the time. Holding on too tight makes it worse most of the time. Kind of counter to what everything in your mind tells you. I still tell myself to relax and stay lose.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #4084
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Is that a RAM mount holding your Nuvi?

What kinda heated grips?

Sweet setup!
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #4085
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Seat Concepts

Hooray for my new Seat Concepts saddle!! So much better than stock. Width more closely matches the width of my butt!
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:49 PM   #4086
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Has anyone put a Scott's stabilizer in the crf yet?
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #4087
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Has anyone mounted a removeable top box yet? I am going to start riding the bike to work and need secure, waterproof storage, but I would like it to be easily removeable when not needed. I don't need a lot of capacity (change of clothes, lunch, and my portable radio). Thanks, Bill
J.C. Whitney is once again selling the travel trunks! They are now called Garage Pro Travel Trunks. The large travel trunk is on sale for $44.95, with free delivery, if you order before Monday! In addition, you can get another 10 percent off the price by using the promo code "zoom10."

http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...58683y1989u0j1

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #4088
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Anyone mounted the Cycra Series One Alloy Bar Pack hard guards with the triple clamp front mount system. Do they work together??
Like these:
http://store.cycraracing.com/seonealbarpa2.html

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The overall shape of the aluminum "heart" of that Cycra looks the same as the Pro Bend Bar Pack I have. I have the triple tree front mounts and they're great. I'm betting those will fit.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #4089
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ah ok, i thought so. So it is not much less weight than the original heavy bracket.

Spud, lovely place to ride.
The chain roller, maybe i'll get to making a chain guide that fits with bigger sprockets, and use the best roller wheel i can find - maybe.

CRFSoCal...

I think it's the tire. My KDX is really stable with more knobby tires, though. So i think it's just something with these tires.

i had the same thing on my bike, once i increased the tire pressure from 10psi -18psi (max32) things smoothed out. you just need to find that balance of air pressure for street and dirt.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:01 AM   #4090
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J.C. Whitney is once again selling the travel trunks! They are now called Garage Pro Travel Trunks. The large travel trunk is on sale for $44.95, with free delivery, if you order before Monday! In addition, you can get another 10 percent off the price by using the promo code "zoom10."

http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...58683y1989u0j1

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So did you use the plastic mount as a template to fabricate a metal one? I assume it came with a plastic one.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:46 AM   #4091
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BOISMJ03:

Is that a RAM mount holding your Nuvi?
yes http://www.rammount.com/Default.aspx?tabid=68

What kinda heated grips?
cheap ones! go with moose racing
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...armer-Kit.aspx


Sweet setup!
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:57 AM   #4092
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howdy,
all you new crf250l owners. while out enjoying your toy, riding some dirt. which of yous have fallen and damaged your radiator? I'm comparing the new 2013 crf250l and 2013 xt250 - yamaha. my skill is level is 1, so i differently anticipate in dropping it...alot. i currently have a 1994 yamaha xt225, which i dropped quite a bit last summer flinging some mud around. I have a nice NEW scare on my shin.
any takers? it just seems that the location of the radiator, it would be a easy smash. my little putt-putt is air cooled, so no need to worry on that. I'm just looking for input, to help me decide which bike to buy.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:19 AM   #4093
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I've had many dual sport bikes for both on and off road and have never damaged a radiator, or even had one leak. This bike will be the first bike (CRF250L) that I have added a radiator guard on, no particular reason other then to get free shipping from CRF's Only I needed to add something else to the order. As far as bikes these days, it's the only way to go, I don't think I would go back to a bike that wasn't just because they work and the engine runs cooler.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #4094
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I've had many dual sport bikes for both on and off road and have never damaged a radiator, or even had one leak. This bike will be the first bike (CRF250L) that I have added a radiator guard on, no particular reason other then to get free shipping from CRF's Only I needed to add something else to the order. As far as bikes these days, it's the only way to go, I don't think I would go back to a bike that wasn't just because they work and the engine runs cooler.

John
i do have to say is the crf250l is a beautiful looking bike. I do like the height, i'm 5'7" w/29" inseam 210lbs. i can get the balls of feet down and feel good. my current bike, i feel like an oaf; i know once the suspension getsbroken in the crf would sink a little more w/ me on it. the price, can't beat that, espically compared to other comparable bikes. i'm just looking for info, trying to educate myself and reading here on this thread. i love my little yamaha (first bike) and just want to make sure i'm happy with what ever bike i buy. I also need to get out to the dealers and test ride.
thanks for your input. ride safe
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:33 AM   #4095
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Dit anyone have a source for a free wiring diagram?
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